Robert E Martin


Robert E. Martin is co-founder, Editor, & Publisher of Review Magazine, an independent publication of news, the arts, and culture, which was established in 1979. He graduated from Albion College & the University of Sussex, in Brighton England, and has also contributed to many statewide and national publications.
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With a rich legacy written about in song and spanning four decades, The Hamilton Street Pub is without doubt a pivotal jewel in the crown of the Old Town Saginaw Entertainment District. Since the mid-1970s it has served as a vital venue for featuring live original music, up and coming new artists emerging in the region, as well as significant national acts; and today it stands as the only venue left in Old Town that regularly showcases live entertainment.

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This year the 2nd annual Hamilton Corridor BASH takes place on the weekend of August 11-12-13th and will showcase a broad spectrum of 37 top regional musical bands along with a national headliner performing on three stages, bring nearly two dozen visual artists together for a reprisal of the Westside Art Fair, and also feature local cuisine and spirits from regional restaurants.

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The Saginaw Art Museum welcomes The Last Whistle sculpture, created by Ken Newman, into their permanent collection. The sculpture was donated to the Saginaw Art Museum by the Jury Foundation and will be permanently placed outdoors on a specially designed patio, in front of the museum.

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When it first opened on Broadway back in the Spring of 1968, HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical was as equally radical and defiant as it was inclusive, embracing, and emblematic of the times it reflected.

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The iconoclastic and undeniably unique presence that White’s Bar harbors throughout the Saginaw community and beyond is truly the stuff that legends are made. Comprised of qualities that include vision and tireless commitment mixed with profound amounts of passion and hard work, on Saturday, July 29th from 1 PM until 2 AM this ‘little family bar’ located at 2609 State St. will be staging their 80th Anniversary Celebration with an all-day outdoor festival featuring more than a dozen bands performing both inside and outside this classic Saginaw landmark.

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Author Jonathan Taplin has meticulously constructed a stinging and disconcerting polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that also proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age.

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There is no better example of the disconnect between so-called governing bodies and the public taxpayer who’s interests they are charged with protecting through prudent oversight than the recent actions by the Delta College Board of Trustees that granted college president Jean Goodnow a 2.5% salary increase, bringing her annual base compensation to a staggering $196,434, in addition to raising her automobile allowance from $9,000 to $10,000, while increasing her employer-sponsored 403 contribution up to $24,000 per year.

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It is said necessity is the mother of invention and for the family trio of Chris, Chad & Cynthia Andrews, one of the bookmarks of civilization is the opportunity to experience a truly distinct, fresh, and home-crafted beer in the type of atmosphere that author Ernest Hemingway captured so memorably in his short story, A Clean Well Lighted Place.

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As one of the region’s pioneering summer concert festival series, Friday Night Live is also one of the pivotal events for the the organizing group known as Positive Results in Downtown Saginaw that patented the concept for packaging six consecutive weekends that merge commerce, culture and community together in a series of weekly Theme Concerts that are held in Morley Plaza on Washington Avenue (M-13) in Downtown Saginaw.

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The Saginaw Old Gold’s opened with a 12-7 win over the Cleveland Blues. Jon “GAME BALL” Smith starred, going 5 for 5. Adam McCauley made 5 putouts catching. Game Two, the Gold’s dropped a game in a rain storm to Forest City 11-8.

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For Saginaw District Legends Division golf champion Gary Trumble last year’s first place win in the 72-hole Medal-play tournament was a glorious respite from the ‘Second Place Syndrome’ that ironically has followed this Class A golfer around for much of his remarkable involvement with the sport over the decades.

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The Saginaw District Golf Association’s annual Invitational Tournament has been held each year in June at different golf courses throughout Saginaw County for 62-years now; and this year the 2017 Saginaw District Golf Tournament is scheduled for the weekend of June 23-24-25 at The Saginaw Country Club.

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Pit & Balcony Community Theatre will be introducing their new After Dark Series with an innovative and powerful production of playwright Doug Wright’s Stonewater Rapture.

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For the third consecutive year from June 12-17th artists from throughout Michigan and beyond will converge upon designated locations in Saginaw, Bay & Midland counties, each of them focused upon a goal of capturing the diverse and resplendent beauty of our region at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival, culminating in an expansive exhibition at The Saginaw Art Museum and other nearby venues that will showcase the resulting paintings from their five-day mission.

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Your government at work with your tax dollars. Loan billions to unprepared teenagers so they can pretend to get smart in college. When they fail miserably due to the fact after twelve years of public school government indoctrination they can’t read, write or add, the government pays slimy collection agencies to get these unemployed recipients to pay up.

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